Security Systems Engineer Salary in the United States

How much does a Security Systems Engineer make in the United States? The average Security Systems Engineer salary in the United States is $81,961 as of August 27, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $73,481 and $91,509. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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What is a Security Systems Engineer?

Security engineering is a specialized field of engineering that focuses on the security aspects in the design of systems that need to be able to deal robustly with possible sources of disruption, ranging from natural disasters to malicious acts. It is similar to other systems engineering activities in that its primary motivation is to support the delivery of engineering solutions that satisfy pre-defined functional and user requirements, but it has the added dimension of preventing misuse and malicious behavior. Those constraints and restrictions are often asserted as a security policy. In on...

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Job Openings for Security Systems Engineer
Busch Consulting, Inc. -
... security procedures to protect systems from unauthorized access, use and/or abuseStay current with ... Engineer MCSAStrong verbal and written communications skills. This includes proficiency in ...
LinkedIn - 9 days ago
You are security minded. You are incredible with system engineering analysis including implementation and design documentations and requirement reviews and verifications. You are both serious and fun ...
Nexxt - 3 days ago
CyberCoders - San Diego , CA
Systems Engineer If you are a Systems Engineer with experience, please read on! Established as a ... S Government granted personnel security clearance at the Secret level. What You Will Be Doing ...
CyberCoders, Inc - 6 days ago
ManTech International - El Segundo , CA
The Lead Systems Engineer provides system engineering support to the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Center (SMC) New Entrant Certification Team (NECT) for Non-Recurring Design Validation (NRDV) of ... - 9 days ago
Tyto Athene, LLC - Herndon , VA
The Audio-Video/Multimedia (AV/MM) Systems Engineer provides post-sales architectural and systems deployment expertise related to design, integration, installation, configuration, commissioning and ... - 9 days ago
TechLink Resources - Century City , CA
Senior Systems Engineer, Delivery/Network Job Purpose Sr. Systems Engineer to design, build, deploy ... Monitor and implement performance tests for potential bottlenecks Implement security, backup and ... - 8 days ago